|Welcome to the Skvarenina genealogy and history homepage. The name Skvarenina
from what is now known as Bosany, Slovakia.
In the Slovak language, the word "skvarenina" apparently was a dialect name for scrambled eggs, but is seldom used anymore. It can also be a general term for something that is roasted or blazed. It seems to be related to the words "skvarit sa" (to sizzle) and "skvarka" (lard).
Prior to WW I, there was no country called Slovakia or Czechoslovakia. The area encompassing those countries was included in Austria-Hungary. Slovakia was part of Hungary and due to repression by the Magyars (Hungarians), many Slovaks emigrated to the United States. This is a picture of modern-day Bosany.
|There were 2 villages called Kis (little) Bossány and Nagy (large)
Bossány, which are now called Vel'ké (large) Bosany and Malé
The first reference to the name Skvarenina that I have found in the United States is a marriage in 1894 of Johan Skvarenina to Antonie Kasala in Chicago, Illinois.
To date I have found 30 Skvarenina's in the Ellis Island database. The overwhelming majority came from Bosany, although some came from neighboring communities such as Ban, Miezegovce, and Holbeny. They located in New Jersey; Canton, Ohio; Owasso, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Kenosha, Wisconsin. It is quite likely that a number of them returned to their homeland. Today there are still Skvarenina's in the Chicago area, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, and other places. Some family names associated with the Skvarenina families include Bezak, Gerse, Gogola, Gulis, Korec, Minarovic and Novak.
There are currently 23 individuals with the Skvarenina surname listed in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Information about most of them is available on this website.
Information on this website:
Individuals usually appear in more than one of the following links
Links to information off this site
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